The Time-to-Degree Conundrum

Published: 09 Nov 2011

post categories: Careers, Committees, Education, Research, (incomplete)

source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

"It's job-market season again, and for those who plan to hire new assistant professors, the usual embarrassment of riches awaits. For more than a generation now, job candidates have been hitting the market with amazing qualifications. Hiring committees routinely choose among applicants who have accomplished much, much more than their interviewers had at comparable stages of our own careers.

At the same time, though, we've been calling for reducing the time that graduate students take to complete their degrees. How can we square that imperative with our hiring practices?"

Read the full article at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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